Questions tagged [hotels]

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Why do hotels (apparently) require you to leave and then ask for your room key back at the reception when leaving/returning to the hotel? [duplicate]

I've never once been in an actual hotel, and definitely not as a paying guest, so I base this entirely on 50+ year old movies and TV series, as well as various remarks and books/stories. It appears as ...
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Why must hotel customers check out after a stay longer than a rather low number of days in the United States?

I was reading the policies of two hotels, one in California and one in Seattle. I was surprised to read that hotel customers must check out after 13 days at the hotel in Seattle and 4 weeks at the ...
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Are there (small, pod) hotels for single people in Western countries?

In general, when traveling, most hotels are around ~100-150 a night if not more (especially in larger cities). In places like Japan and Singapore, there are pod hotels meant for single travelers/...
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Is there a hotel search engine(website) that allows to filter results by room size?

I search for it for years, That would be really useful
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How Much Could You Expect Accommodations to be Pricewise in Japan?

I am planning to go to Japan with a fairly sized group of friends (About 6 other people) for next late next year ~Summer-Fall 2022. Nothing is set in stone as we are still waiting for a proper re-...
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Berlin Apart-hotels 16 Year old

I'm 16 years old. I'm going to be doing an internship in Berlin for nearly 3 months. It's extremely likely that I'm going to be needing an apart-hotel, accommodation at a Youth Hotel or something like ...
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What is the purpose of this cage on the wall of hotel room?

I'm looking for ideas about functionality of this wooden "cage" found on the wall of hotel room in Fez, Morocco. I haven't had a chance to ask the service about it, and I'm yet to find a ...
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How does the 3-day quarantine in New York work out if I'm going from Pennsylvania to pick up a friend who's arriving in JFK from abroad?

I read the related post here but my situation is a bit different. I'm going from Pennsylvania to NYC/JFK to pick up a friend in a few weeks. We both live in Pennsylvania and would wanna go back home. ...
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What sorts of insurance can I get when using a service like AirBnb?

I recently ran into a situation when staying at an AirBnb where there was an overflow in a toilet, the homeowner blamed me, and tried to get a good deal of money from me through AirBnb. AirBnb found ...
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"Breakfast included" , excluding weekends

I was trying to book a 4-day stay in Lyon, France, in a 3-star hotel belonging to a major chain. Their website advertised a rate with a slight discount, a counterpart to a slightly restrictive ...
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How did the Raffles staff know my colleague had been unwell during the week?

Last October (2019), we stayed at Raffles Jakarta for 7 days, and it was a business trip. The hotel was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. On the third day, we had a business lunch arranged by ...
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Compensation for Hotel or Travel Package

Are there platforms similar to www.flightright.de that provide support to get compensation for hotel or travel package bookings in case of issues? I am aware of some websites but they just redirect ...
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Why do Hilton Garden Inns have color printers guests can use freely, but more upscale hotels offer just free black white printing? [closed]

Most hotels have just a black white printer guests can use freely. But at every Hilton Garden Inn ("HGI") my colleagues and I stayed, HGI has a color printer guests can use freely in their ...
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Is it normal for hotels to offer two single beds pushed together when a double bed is booked?

Recently, in multiple hotels, we paid for a double bed but got two smaller beds near each other instead. The two beds can move apart during the night, if you sleep on the middle. Should we complain? ...
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Are French hotels currently prohibited from using air conditioning?

We just arrived at a 4-star hotel in France that says they are not allowed to have air-conditioning because of new Regulations. We are aware of regulations that affect restaurants, but this is the ...
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Hotel refund with hotels.com

In February this year I had a hotel booked with hotels.com. It was classed as non refundable but was cancelled because the hotel went into administration just before travelling. Hotels.com promised a ...
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Why would cockroaches and other pests thrive in a hotel? [closed]

Disclaimer: I have never been in a hotel. I'm not basing this on actual experiences. I've generally got the idea and heard many stories or remarks about how hotels in various popular vacation ...
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Check-in and check-out at a hotel, how to calculate number of nights?

If I spent ten days at a hotel (April 21st to May 1st) and paid for an additional 1 week (May 1 to May 7th) checkout on 8th before 11:00 a.m., but, I decided to pay for another week on the 7th, the ...
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Getting refunded for a non-refundable booking due to the hotel closure because of the COVID-19 situation (Netherlands)

I made a non-refundable hotel room booking through the hotel website. The hotel is located in the Netherlands. Two days ago, a hotel manager informed me that they close the hotel for a certain period ...
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Are hotel staff happy if a customer stays at a hotel for a long time? [closed]

In general, would hotel staff find it unusual/weird for a customer to stay at a hotel for an extended period of time (e.g. 3 months)? Wouldn't that mean more money for them? Given the current crisis ...
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Am I entitled to a refund on a non-refundable booking that has been cancelled by the hotel

I made a non-refundable hotel room booking through hotels.com. The hotel has contacted me to inform me that they will not be open for business during my stay because of the Coronavirus. I know I made ...
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TransferWise account and cancellation of hotel because of COVID-19

Due to the on going Coronavirus outbreak, there has recently been a state of emergency declared in Czechia meaning my partner can't travel and, for this reason, I emailed a hotel I had booked in the ...
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Options for sleeping at Heathrow during a long layover [duplicate]

My mom has a flight to Seattle from New Delhi tomorrow via Virgin Atlantic and has a long layover at Heathrow airport terminal 3 (19 hours). Will it be possible for her to sleep at one of the attached ...
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Self-service hotels/hotel chains around the world?

In Finland there is a hotel chain (Omena Hotels), where you book your room online and on a day of arrival the system sends you SMS & email with the numpad code to enter the lobby and your room. No ...
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Where to park e-scooters at hotels?

Is it generally allowed to bring them to the rooms? They could be very dirty. Can you put them in the baggage room? Or does most hotels want you to put them on the street? How do you then recharge ...
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How to find high tech hotels in Hong Kong?

I've heard stories about Hong Kong hotels that'll give you a phone at check in that you'll later use to unlock the door to your room and you can also use it as a free hotspot when in the town and it's ...
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What are these chair-like things in hotels?

I've encountered them in most hotels but I can't figure out what they are for. Some are even mounted on the walls. What are they?
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Can you check into a hotel room under someone else's name?

I was planning on going on a trip with a friend and booked a room in the hotel under the assumption that we'd be sharing the room. But now it looks like I won't be able to go on the trip. Can they ...
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How to find hotels with helipads?

Is there any website or app where you can find hotels with helipads? I really want to take a helicopter to a hotel and I think using the internet is the best way to find a hotel with a helipad or ...
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How to get clean shirts when the hotel doesn't offer a laundry service?

I'm living in hotels right now and some hotels doesn't offer a lundry service. I've considered full service laundry where I can pick up my laundry ironed and ready to wear and also laundromats. I have ...
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What does the terminolgy 'open bar' mean when selecting board type upon booking hotel room?

I would like to know what the terminology 'open bar' means when on the booking breakdown page/ selecting room type. For more context it is under the column 'board basis' and next to the words 'bed and ...
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How to get clean bed linens at hotels?

At the hotel I'm staying at right now I've noticed that the bed linens aren't changed when the room and bed are made. Towels are changed only if put on the floor but that isn't unusual. How can I ...
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Why would you cancel a non-refundable hotel reservation?

I was wanting to cancel a hotel reservation on Expedia but when I clicked on the cancel link I get this message: The room/unit type and rate selected are non-refundable. Should you change or cancel ...
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What is fair compensation for being thrown out of hotel late at night for no lawful reason? [closed]

I am a law abiding senior citizen. Recently, a hotel chain made me leave late at night and move to another one of their local hotels because another guest claimed to be "threatened" by me. Nothing is ...
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Economy hotel chains in China [closed]

I am looking for domestic brands of economy hotels in China that are similar to, say, Ibis in Europe (i.e. roughly in the 3-star range). I would expect them to have locations in most medium-size and ...
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How hard is it to find hotels / accommodation in Vietnam on arrival?

I will be travelling to Vietnam in around 9 months with my girlfriend and we are trying to figure out if we should book hotel rooms in advance or if it's a better idea to find accommodation when we ...
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How to deal with a loud fridge when staying in a studio apartment/hotel?

I'm currently staying in a studio so the fridge is close to the bed. Unfortunately the fridge is quite loud, which is slightly annoying during the day but can make it hard to sleep during the night. I ...
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I was charged for one room despite free cancellation policy. Is this refundable?

I made a reservation for a hotel using Booking.com and upon confirmation I was charged the amount for the price of the first night of stay plus tax. This was specified albeit in fine print, and I was ...
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Can I reserve a hotel with prepaid debit card on Booking.com?

I know there is no problem to reserve a hotel wit credit cards or debit cards on Booking.com but I don't see anyone book a hotel with prepaid debit cards. Because I can just have prepaid debit card to ...
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Must non-Burmese citizens staying at hotels in Myanmar register with local authorities? If so, how?

I read on https://qz.com/113211/myanmars-hotels-are-full-but-its-banning-homestays-because-of-unmannered-foreigners/ (mirror): By law, people staying at hotels must register with local authorities. ...
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Christmas Market, Baden Baden, Germany

I'm flying to Baden Baden soon and I hope I'll manage to go to the Christmas Market, I've never been there. I'm trying to find an hotel by the market so when I wake up I can hang around. According to ...
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How can I know in advance if a private bathroom is not en suite?

A friend and I are going to visit Edinburgh. Since we are travelling from different locations and my stay is shorter, we booked different hotels. While booking her room, we searched together. I always ...
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Would it be a bad idea to not book hotels ahead in Thailand?

I am travelling to Thailand this month in the shoulder season. I will be going to Chiang Mai, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. I intentionally planned a loose itinerary and only booked my first few nights ...
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Is EC 261/2004 in addition to other expenses, or does it cover them?

This is a follow up to Norwegian refuses EU delay (4.7 hours) compensation because it turned out there was nothing wrong with the aircraft After I complained to the The Norwegian Travel Complaint ...
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Hotel booking-advance purchase with credit card

When booking hotel rooms the cheapest option is normally advance payment, which you cannot canceled or changed, if booked with a credit card does the credit card company cover any loss if flights are ...
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Will the price change on Airbnb if I provide my ID later?

Recently I booked an apartment on Airbnb and I paid the full amount of money. Then Airbnb asked me to provide some legal documents like ID to finish the procedure of booking, would the booking price ...
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Any NYC hotels with included American breakfast? [closed]

Are there any hotels in NYC that include a traditional American breakfast (preferably buffet) with eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, pancakes and toast? Most I’ve seen only have a continental ...
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How safe is it to leave my passport in my hotel room? [closed]

How sure can I be that a passport left in my hotel room is safe? On my trip, I don't need to carry it around with me every day, so would like to leave it behind.
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Flight and hotel prices after Thomas Cook bankruptcy [closed]

Starting to plan my 2020 holidays, I was wondering if bankruptcy of such a big travel group from the tourist perspective (of course not the one stranded in one of the resorts) planning a trip in a few ...
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Receptionist took a copy of my passport

This is my first visit in the UK. I'm from UE. A receptionist in a hostel I am staying took a picture of my passport (of the page with my picture and all my personal data). I understand that the ...

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